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. the tragic events in libya today have turned into ugly politics in america. this has genuinely been one of those 24-hour periods that could reshape not only the presidential campaign, but american foreign policy going forward. we'll have all the details. as ed would say, let's get to work. today was an incredibly important day in the u.s. presidential race. in response to the awful attacks in libya, mitt romney said something that was genuinely unbelievable. and then more amazing, he doubled down on it. this is the kind of thing, the kind of day we could look back on the 2012 campaign and say, yeah, romney just never quite managed to recover from that. here's romney and obama today. >> i think it's a -- a -- a terrible course for america, to stand in apology for our values. >> there's a broader lesson to be learned here, and you know, governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. and as president, one of the things i've learned is that you can't do that. it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you
in libya that reflect on the policy argument that's come to dominate the campaign. details, which you can't really understand the foreign policy argument that's come to dominate the campaign. as ed would say, let's get to work. the four victims of the assault on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya, were honored today at andrews air force base. coffins carrying the bodies of the slain diplomats arrived in the united states on a military plane from libya. president obama spoke of the sacrifice made by the foreign service workers. the president was joined by his national security team including secretary of state hillary clinton. overseas protests spread across 17 different countries in the middle east as anger mounted over a strange and mysterious and very low-budget film denigrating the prophet muham d muhammad. in cairo, one protester was killed today in a clash with police blocking the way to the u.s. embassy. we'll be monitoring the events in the middle east and will bring you developments immediately. back here, there has been a key question since the romney/ryan ticket lau
. the question now is whether mitt romney's comments about the attacks in libya and the mobs in egypt were just kind of a campaign gaffe, an intemperate comment, or whether they were a lehman like moment for him, a moment under serious pressure he displayed a lack of judgment that voters should really care about. james in "the atlantic" wrote of mitt romney's, quote, 3:00 a.m. phone call moment. he said, "often the most important immediate decision is not to react immediately." and that's a test, it was argued, that romney failed in this particular case. president obama followed with a similar line when speaking to "60 minutes" yesterday. >> there's a broader lesson to be learned here, you know, governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first, name later. and as president, one of the things i've learned is you can't do that. it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> that line of thinking is the conventional wisdom now, that the problem for mitt romney was he
policy crisis. we'll look at his botched response to the libya crisis, next. >>> and later, senator sherrod brown of ohio joins me to discuss how ohio voters are reacting to mitt romney's 47% comments and so much more. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using #edshow. we're coming right back. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are not the same for everyone. if you think something's wrong... see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. and get the inside knowledge. throughout our entire lives. ♪ one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. ♪ it has more of seven antioxidants to support cell health. that's one a day men's 50+ healthy advantage. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." there's a crucial section of the romney fund-raiser video that
botched response to the libya crisis, next. >>> and later, senator sherrod brown of ohio joins me to discuss how ohio voters are reacting to mitt romney's 47% comments and so much more. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using #edshow. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." there's a crucial section of the romney fund-raiser video that we need to point out now. there's something romney told a wealthy supporter back in may, actually plays directly into a deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in libya last week. pay attention to this one. it connects. one of the donors asked romney about ronald reagan and the iran hostage crisis during the carter administration. some analysts think that the crisis helped reagan beat president carter. so the donor asked romney how he would demonstrate similar strength. here's romney's answer. >> in the jimmy carter election, the fact that we had hostages in -- in iran, i mean, that was all we talked about. and we had the two helicopters crash in the desert. i mean, that's -- that was -- that was the focus. and so
because after his inappropriate libya comments, he came out and looked unsure. he looked unsteady on his feet. he did, again, today. i would be unsteady too if i were try iing to run for presidt on a platform of no more coddling the servants, which is essentially his platform. we must be tougher with those down below. and make them work harder. it's appalling and inassaulting so i would be shaky too if that's what i was left with. >> eugene, how does he come back and jive with the largest voting bloc? >> he hasn't been able to do that to this point. and i don't know, frankly. i really don't know. you know, wearing the jeans doesn't seem to work. not wearing the tie doesn't seem to work. he doesn't have that sort of faculty, that sort of ability to connect with people on that level. now he's announced that he really doesn't care to do so, as a matter of fact. he wants to connect with the folks at that fundraiser. >> nbc news just released a brand new poll. the numbers are very bad for mitt romney. the poll was taken before the fundraising video surfaced. president obama leads by 5 points
? >> you know, this is the second week in a row, because after his inappropriate libya comments, he came out and looked unsure. he looked unsteady on his feet. he did again today. i'd be unsteady, too, if i were trying to run for president on a platform of, you know, no more coddling the servants, which is essentially his platform. we uber mention must be tougher with those down below and make them work harder. it's appalling and insulting, and so i think i would be shaky, too, if that's what i was left with. >> eugene, how does he come back and connect with the largest voting bloc in the country, the middle class in all of this? >> he hasn't been able to do that to this point. i don't know frankly. i really don't know. you're wearing the jeans doesn't seem to work. not wearing the tie doesn't seem to work. he doesn't have that sort of faculty, that sort of ability to connect with people on that level. now he's announced that he really doesn't care to do so, as a matter of fact. he wants to connect with the folks at that fund-raiser. >> nbc news just released a brand-new poll, and the nu
, number one. found him, and then ordered the killing. he helped dispose gadhafi in libya and brought an end to the war in iraq which was a campaign promise. if you're looking for honesty about these issues, folks, you were simply at the wrong convention. >> we can't afford to cost our friends and allies from latin america to europe to asia to the middle east and especially in israel, a nation under existential threat, to doubt america's leadership. >> we cannot be reluctant to lead, and you cannot lead from behind. >> his trillion dollar cuts to our military will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs and also put our security at greater risk. >> last friday, mitt romney brought up the president of the united states, his birth certificate. they can't get away from that, but wait a minute, it was just a joke. but the day after the republican convention, speakers lined up to question president obama's americanness. is he really an american? president obama has been president of the united states for nearly four years and republicans are still questioning his values as an american citi
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